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Serendipitous Reuse
January/February 2008 (vol. 12 no. 1)
pp. 84-87
Steve Vinoski, Verivue
The word “serendipity” speaks volumes about the nature of the Web and why it’s become such an indispensable tool within our daily lives. Of course, by definition, we can’t plan for serendipity, but it might be possible to make a given situation more amenable to it. The question becomes: Is it feasible to arrange the primary elements of an area such as enterprise integration in a way that encourages the development of beneficial applications that the enterprise architects never dreamed of?

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Index Terms:
REST, Representational State Transfer, reuse, SOA, architecture, Web services, Web development, architecture
Steve Vinoski, "Serendipitous Reuse," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 84-87, Jan.-Feb. 2008, doi:10.1109/MIC.2008.20
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